Old Capitals of Vietnam 5 days

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5 days



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What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hue

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Afternoon- Arrive at Hanoi and transfer directly to hotel in the city. - Check-in your hotel and the rest of this day is free at leisure.NOTE: The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.AfternoonYou might have a sleep to recover, or wander around for some own exploration, or consider taking part in one of our suggested activities below:- Option 1: Water Puppet Show - a traditional Vietnamese water performing art, at which Vietnamese folk tales, history and local lives are introduced via colorful puppets.- Option 2: Vietnamese Cooking Class or Foodie Tours: Food in Vietnam, especially Hanoi, is totally tasty and able to mesmerize any visitor. A short walk around Old Quarter for some of Hanoi’s best food, or participation in a fun Vietnam’s cooking class could be a good start to your journey in this lovely country.Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded at sometimes during the day, so in case that you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please be presented at Pole No.10 (International) or Gate B (Domestic Airport) and contact us, so we could easily search for you. Please contact our travel consultant if you are interested in these services, and we are available 24/7 for assisting you.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi – Full day City

Morning- Begin your itinerary with the Temple of Literature which was considered as the First University of Vietnam -Pay a short visit Ba Dinh Square (from the outside) to hear the story of 2’September 1945, when a large ceremony were held at this place to declare Vietnam’s Independence.- Continue wandering to Thanh Nien Road to stop for visiting Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. - After lots of walking, now is time for sitting and tasting some of the most delicious Vietnamese dishes at a local restaurant.Afternoon- Spend a visit to Thang Long Imperial City, which was the living place of royal family during some historical kingdoms.- Head to the Old Quarter to have a walk and learn how lives in Hanoi are hundreds years ago.- Return to hotel at late afternoon.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi Activities: - Sightseeing. - Historical exploration.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Night train to Hue

Morning- Travel to the second old capitals, which is Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh Province). - Head toward Hoa Lu for a short visit to famous temples of Le and Dinh Dynasty.- Continue cycling for an hour on a charming trail through tranquil village, mountains, rice fields and rivers to Tam Coc. - Have lunch at a local restaurant.Afternoon- Hop on a sampan boat for a journey to “Inland Halong Bay” with plenty of caves and rock karst in diverse figure.- Return to Ninh Binh city for relaxing and dinner- Get on night train to Hue city, the third and last capital on our journey.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Night train Activities: - Sightseeing. - Historical Exploration.- Sampan-boat.- Overnight-train.
Day 4

Day 4: Hue – Full day City

Morning- Arrive in Hue at morning, our tour guide welcomes you at the train station and takes you to local restaurant for traditional Hue breakfast.- Head your way to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is one of the most beautiful and ancient architectural structures of worshiping in Vietnam now. - Continue your journey to discover the Imperial Citadel- Make your way to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum to see a collection of ornaments, called Long An Palace.- Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.Afternoon- Visit Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to learn more about the Royal’s life - Drop in on the Incense and Conical Hat making villages.- After head back to hotel in city centre for check-in, the rest of the day is free at leisure.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotels in Hue City. Activities: - Sightseeing. - Historical Exploration.
Day 5

Day 5: Hue Departure

Morning- Enjoy your last day in Hue City before our transfer shows up and take you to Phu Bai International Airport for your next flight.We farewell at the airport, and we hope to see you on our other journey.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: None.

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691 USD
4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .


* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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